The Department of Design at The Ohio State University marks the passing of Ruedi Rüegg, a great friend of many of our current and former faculty members. Ruedi was a guest instructor in the Department many times over the years, as well as was host to many Design students that had the unique opportunity to work as interns in his office in Zuerich, Switzerland.
The Department of Design at The Ohio State University marks the passing of Professor Emeritus Donald Gilbert Wood. Don was a professor in the Department of Industrial Design, College of the Arts, at Ohio State starting in 1948, and was acting director for four years. The author of several articles for professional journals, Don also wrote two books on the design of space enclosure systems.
Industrial Design faculty member Scott Shim and graduate student Morris Koo were recognized with a "winning work award" in the Opus Design Award 2010 competition.
Interior Design student Tyler Rink was named the First Place Individual Entry Winner in the Retail Design Institute's 2011 International Student Store Design Competition.
The Department of Design is happy to announce the appointment of Elizabeth B.-N. Sanders, Ph.D. as Associate Professor of Design Research, effective September 2011.